Mount Baird east face

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Mount Baird east face

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Joe Hartney and Trevor Bane skied the east face of Mount Baird into Hells Hole on May 1, 2005. They mountain biked from the highway to the draw across from Dry Canyon in Big Elk Creek. That draw brought them into a basin below the east face of Elkhorn Peak. They crossed a small ridge to the south saddle of Mount Baird, then up to the summit. The descent was near 50 degrees through several chute options off the summit, although there was no cornice. They had perfect corn below and found a chute skiers' right of the main gulch that bypassed a melted-out waterfall just above the confluence with Hells Hole. Reed Finlay and Martin Hagen reported skiing the face on June 4, 2003.

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